Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Flavorful shredded pork! Great with rice, in a lettuce wrap, or simply by itself!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 - cup(s) hot water**
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) teriyaki sauce
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - sliced green onions**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Thinly slice the onion.
  2. Add the pork tenderloin to the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water. Add the thin onion slices on top. Pour the teriyaki sauce onto the pork tenderloin and onion slices. Add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes over the top. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 40 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Remove tenderloin and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing. Spoon sauce over sliced pork pieces.
  7. Cook the rice, as directed.
  8. Prepare veggies.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin with sliced green onions garnish, rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Thinly slice 2 onions.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. pork tenderloin
  • Half of the thinly sliced white onions
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Check the teriyaki sauce for hidden gluten.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release. Let sit for 5 minutes, then slice and add sauce to each serving.
Serve with green onion garnish, rice and veggies.